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Jade - Foothills Brewing Company

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479 Ratings
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Ratings: 479
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 7.87%
Wants: 105
Gots: 52 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Foothills Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Macky20 on 02-06-2011)
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Photo of tdm168
4.04/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at Wine 101 in Wake Forest

A - bright orangish yellow with a soft, thin, pillowy head that has great retention

S - light crystal malts, faint spicy hops

T - big citrusy hop notes, grapefruit, some herbal notes, faint peppery spiciness, mild bitter finish

M - medium bodied, smooth, well carbonated

This is a delicious, highly drinkable IPA. It may not have perfect balance or an outrageous ABV, but this is a beer with a good flavor profile and a drinkability that encourages a second round. I definitely recommend it.

tdm168, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of Boski
4.48/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Slight Orange tint to it. Nice head that dissipated quickly.

S: Fresh citrus mostly with a little pine.

T: Big citrus notes up front with a nice herbal character that lingered. A little sweetness from the malts was present.

M: Light to medium bodied. The taste lingered a while.

O: Enjoyed a pint at Foothills pub. I love this beer and love that they have made it available pretty much year round. It is a quite unique IPA with a little more herbal and slight mint flavor profile than I am used to. The Jade is my 2nd favorite IPA from Foothills... next to the Papa Jade!

Boski, Jan 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

jorrx003, Jan 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

KevinGordon, Jan 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

CraftEyeDoc, Jan 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

flipdog0, Jan 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Cmaster03, Jan 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

HoldenDurden, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of brother_kenneth
4.75/5  rDev +10%

brother_kenneth, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of Bung
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tap at Duckworths. A bright orangy-gold pour. Maybe a finger of white head. Stuck to the glass pretty well.

Aroma, quite piney with some grapefruit.

Taste, some pale carmelly malt at first. Overridden by a ton of bitter citrus, herbal and piney hop notes. Finishes with lemon zest and grapefruit. A powerful hop resin bomb.

To the heavy side of light bodied. Ample carbonation, but the oils just coat the mouth. No problems drinking this one.
A must try for hopheads.

Bung, Jan 07, 2013
Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

kjkinsey, Jan 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Dactrius, Dec 29, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10%

mecmd, Dec 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

lupercmda, Dec 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

marine1975, Dec 18, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10%

SlowWideTurns, Dec 14, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10%

nas4atu, Dec 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

twowheelssoar, Dec 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

benjaminahudson, Dec 10, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10%

legend8706, Dec 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

carrollmel7, Dec 08, 2012
Photo of dbrauneis
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap at Foothills Brewing Company in Winston-Salem, NC.

A: Pours a lightly hazy golden yellowish orange in color with light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall off-white head that slowly fades to a thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Strong aromas of the hops - citrus/grapefruit, floral, and herbal (mint) hop aromas all come through.

T: Upfront there is a light amount of caramel malt sweetness with pretty big flavors from the hops - citrus/grapefruit, floral, and herbal (especially mint/pepper). Light to moderate amounts of bitterness in the finish but it does not linger for too long.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.

O: I really enjoyed this beer - there is a great aroma and taste from the Jade hops that I really liked. Alcohol is well hidden which makes the beer very easy to drink.

dbrauneis, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of 4Socialanxiety
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

4Socialanxiety, Nov 27, 2012
Photo of nUgZ
4.81/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a growler into a snifter.

A: Pours a hazy orange color with a 1 finger head. Head doesn't last too long, but leaves some nice lacing.

S: This beer smells AMAZING!! If I could walk around all day with a glass of Jade in front of my nose I would. It's a mixture of fragrant hops, peach, and citrus.

T: Just like the smell, the taste is out of this world. Bitter hops up front with some fruity flavors coming next...mostly citrus flavors like orange and grapefruit.

M: Nice medium body with good carbonation. Just right for an IPA.

O: This is the best beer Foothills makes and I've had pretty much all of them. I buy at least 2 growlers of Jade every week...I guess I'm just lucky to live close to the brewery. If you like a hop-heavy fragrant IPA then this beer should be at the top of your list.

nUgZ, Nov 07, 2012
Photo of n2185
4.05/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pours a slightly hazy orange with a finger of off-white head that fades into a thin ring with a little lacing.

S: bright citrus notes dominate with pineapple, grapefruit, and oranges.

T: citrus dominates here as well with grapefruit and pineapple mostly. The finish has some slight earthy and pine notes.

M: medium light body with a nice bite of carbonation to go with the hop flavors.

O: a surprisingly good IPA overall. Nice and fruity and drinkable without being overly sweet or bitter.

n2185, Oct 22, 2012
Jade from Foothills Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 479 ratings.